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Privasoft Earns Certified Status in Microsoft

Privasoft Earns Certified Status in Microsoft® Partner Program












Ottawa, ON (Vocus) November 4, 2008

Privasoft, a provider of case management software to organizations with legislative or corporate compliance requirements, is proud to announce that it has earned Microsoft® Certified Partner status with a specialist competency in ISV/Software Solutions Development. This certification is a testament to Privasoft’s proven track record of developing and marketing packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies.

The AccessPro (TM) Suite is Privasoft’s collaborative case management solution for managing information disclosure processes, serving to streamline decision making, speed up case resolution and enforce compliance.

Microsoft Certified Partners must pass a rigorous technology accreditation which gets reviewed annually to allow Partners to retain their Microsoft Certified status. To earn this status, Privasoft also had to demonstrate a portfolio of real-world customer experience.

“Microsoft Certified Partner status is only attained by some of the most skilled and innovative technology providers in Canada,” said Lora Gernon, Director of Partner Group, Microsoft Canada Co. “We are pleased to add Privasoft to this esteemed group and look forward to their continued commitment to the case management software space and impact on the Canadian partner ecosystem.”

“Privasoft is pleased to announce our Microsoft Certified Partner status,” stated Stephen Davis, Engineering Manager at Privasoft. “We believe that our partnership with Microsoft adds value to our existing capabilities; bolstering our ability to continue to provide our clients with best-of-breed technology solutions.”

As a Microsoft Certified Partner, Privasoft can deliver many additional benefits to customers including working with an organization who’s knowledge and proficiency are recognized by the world leader in IT products, streamlining technology certifications and gaining access to the knowledge and tools provided by this affiliation.

About Privasoft

Privasoft provides software and services to automate case management in public sector and regulated industries. Privasoft customers must comply with legislative, regulatory and internal requirements and are represented in health care, law enforcement and all levels of government. They rely on Privasoft to capture, analyze, track, process and report on case work related to information disclosure processes. Privasoft is a Microsoft Certified Partner with offices in Ottawa, ON, Herndon, VA and Brentford, Middlesex. For more information please visit http://www.privasoft.com.

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FLEXband Provides a New Broadband Alternative for Small Businesses

FLEXband Provides a New Broadband Alternative for Small Businesses











Ottawa, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011

Netcelerate has introduced FLEXband; a new broadband alternative which offers higher bandwidth and greater speed, meaning more data per second can be transmitted to a computer or network.

“For more than a year we have used high quality, high bandwidth FLEXband services from Netcelerate. These services allowed us to respond to internal and external customer demands for high bandwidth broadband services in areas where we have no access to fibre,” says Robert Côté, Vice President of IT and Communication for Vivier Pharma.

“FLEXband is the ideal solution for small businesses looking for a scalable and resilient broadband connection that can grow with their business,” says Jack Hunt, CEO of Netcelerate. FLEXband is a secure layer-2 technology that is currently available in 10mb/s, 15mb/s or 20mb/s. FLEXband is ideal for businesses that require faster upload and download speeds and those who require a reliable connection over a large distance. By using FLEXband companies can utilize unparalleled internet access resulting in increased online efficiency. FLEXband is a flexible option allowing businesses to customize their internet connectivity.

Readers interested in deploying private-network capable connectivity that is well-suited to VoIP are encouraged to visit http://www.netcelerate.com for more information.

ABOUT VIVIER PHARMA

Vivier Pharma is a leading pharmaceutical skin care company with offices in Montreal, Canada, and Champlain, New York. Vivier Pharma manufactures, markets and sells its VivierSkinTM, SkinTxTM and LidomaxTM brands to leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons and skin care specialists in over 20 countries across Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America, the Middle East and Asia. In addition, Vivier Pharma is proud to exclusively distribute the SkinMedica, glôMinerals and glôTherapeutics brands throughout Canada.

ABOUT NETCELERATE

Netcelerate has become a leader in transforming business communications by providing small and medium enterprises with business grade phone systems, hosted and managed voice and data services, business communications, and mobility solutions. The company’s solutions have been built using Cloud Computing architecture and robust, manageable network access technology to ensure the best quality of service and the highest security for their customers. Netcelerate strives to provide affordable, easy-to-use, cost-saving solutions that are simple to integrate, modify and scale to accommodate enterprise growth. Netcelerate provides their customers with great telecommunication cost savings while maintaining high resiliency.

Netcelerate was established in 2003 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and New York. Netcelerate offers private networks across Canada, with network coverage in all major U.S. cities through various partnerships.

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Your ISO certification becomes toast after December 15, 2003!

Your ISO certification becomes toast after December 15, 2003!










(PRWEB) September 18, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, Ontario -(PRWEB) September 16, 2003. What’s the difference? The old standard took a procedural approach (“here are the rules, follow them”). The new standard emphasizes managing a series of process to meet a particular outcome. Because of the options and choices available with the new standard, it appears to cause more chaos then the old standard, where it was easier to be told specifically what to do. The old standard was also very light on talking about an integrated system – individual processes were treated in isolation. Under the new standard there is a need to look at the overall processes.

If you are considering ISO? Most real life companies have one specific goal, and that is to make money, either through offering a product or service. Your specialty is what starts the customers interest, but after that, it is the consistency and quality of your product or service, that will sustain your revenue growth. Quality comes from understanding your work processes, documenting them, and following them. In reality, any sound operation already engaged in good business practices, will already have this thought process. For them, the new ISO merely formalizes through documentation, what is already known.

Taking care of customer satisfaction is a philosophy emphasized throughout the new ISO – but isn’t that what you’re already doing?

Intrinsic Magic supplies a ready to roll quality management system package (quality manual, full set of system level procedures, and a list of required process documents) in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2000. A full support service is available also with the package. You can have an up and running ISO 9001: 2000 tailored quality management system in as short a time as 6 months!

For more information, contact:

Dr. Andrew Singmin, ISO Quality System Specialist

Intrinsic Magic

#1101-1316 Carling Ave.

Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7L1, Canada

Tel: 613 761-8652

Email: [email protected]

Intrinsic Magic are experts in ISO 9001: 2000 quality management systems, and can guarantee to get your company ISO certified.

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Dave Williams and Fellow Astronauts Thank Neptec for Performance on Endeavour Mission

Dave Williams and Fellow Astronauts Thank Neptec for Performance on Endeavour Mission











Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) October 30, 2007

OTTAWA, Canada – October 30, 2007 – Yesterday, the crew of the STS-118 Endeavour Shuttle mission visited Neptec Design Group, a leader in intelligent 3D vision systems for military, manufacturing and aerospace applications. The crew, which includes Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams, provided Neptec with an overview of the mission and discussed the success of Neptec’s Laser Camera System (LCS).

The LCS, a laser-based 3D scanner mandatory on every shuttle mission, was used on the August STS-118 mission to examine an area of damage on the outer thermal protective system and provide NASA with the information needed to ensure that the Shuttle and its crew would safely return to Earth at the end of the mission.

“I am very proud that Canadian technology is playing such a critical role on the international space program,” said Williams. “Neptec’s LCS did exactly what was asked of it and helped to ensure we all returned home safe and sound.”

The LCS became a critical component on the Endeavor’s mission when damage to the underside of the shuttle’s hull was discovered. During takeoff, insulating foam from the external fuel tanks broke away and struck areas of the Endeavour’s thermal protective system. Neptec’s LCS was used to recreate exact replicas of the damaged thermal tile that could be carefully examined and tested in simulation environments. NASA determined the area, which was found to be 3.5 inches in length and 2.0 inches wide, would not cause any risk to the Shuttle or its crew when it returned through the Earth’s atmosphere.

“It’s always a great thrill when a shuttle crew does us the honour of coming for a visit after a flight. We are privileged at Neptec to be able to see the concrete results of the hard work that everyone here does every day,” said Dr. Iain Christie, President of Neptec. “The LCS played a crucial role on the STS-118 mission, and this debrief is important to ensure the next generation of Neptec systems integrate the ideas from the end-users – in this instance, NASA astronauts in orbit.”

About Neptec

Specializing in intelligent machine vision systems, Neptec maintains a reputation of quality and reliability in the design, manufacturing, installation and support of its products with the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and other major space programs. With new solutions for the aerospace and defense industries, Neptec, a NASA prime contractor, continues to be a pioneer in the innovative use of intelligent 3D machine vision systems for mission critical applications. For more information please visit http://www.neptec.com.

For more information please contact:

Cerys Goodall

High Road Communications

613-688-1184

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AtlantiCare Selects Third Brigade Host Intrusion Prevention System to Further Enhance Security of Data, Applications and Systems

AtlantiCare Selects Third Brigade Host Intrusion Prevention System to Further Enhance Security of Data, Applications and Systems












Ottawa, ON, and Reston, VA (PRWEB) March 22, 2007

Third Brigade , a security software company that specializes in host intrusion prevention systems, today announced the selection of its software by AtlantiCare , a regional, not-for-profit healthcare organization based in southeastern New Jersey with more than 4,400 employees and 60 locations.

Healthcare organizations rely heavily on critical e-health and enterprise systems that are increasingly accessible via the Internet. As a result, it’s become more challenging and important to protect the availability and integrity of these systems, and the confidentially of sensitive patient and medical data. Host intrusion prevention is a security best-practice and complements the company’s defense-in-depth strategy.

“We recognize the importance of staying ahead of the latest threats, and implementing security best practices to protect our critical e-health systems, and to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.” said Daniel Morreale, CIO of AtlantiCare. “Third Brigade’s host intrusion prevention system reduces vulnerabilities by shielding us from known and zero-hour threats. And by acting as a virtual patch, it shields hard-to-patch and unpatchable systems, and allows us to test and deploy vendor-supplied patches more thoroughly and efficiently.”

Third Brigade Deep Security brings proven network security approaches, including firewall and intrusion detection and prevention, down to individual computers and devices. It shields vulnerabilities in Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems, as well as enterprise and web applications common to healthcare providers.

“Third Brigade helps AtlantiCare comply with tough industry regulations such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes-Oxley, and Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA),” said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade. “Healthcare leaders like AtlantiCare are being proactive in ensuring their EHR and other medical and administrative systems are properly secured from cyber attacks.”

About AtlantiCare

AtlantiCare is a regional healthcare organization based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, whose more than 4,460 employees serve the healthcare needs of the community at more than 60 locations. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC), the AtlantiCare Foundation, AtlantiCare Health Plans, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health and AtlantiCare Health Services. ARMC earned J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital designation for the third consecutive year for its commitment to providing “An Outstanding Inpatient Experience,” in July, 2006. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004.

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) specializes in providing host intrusion defense systems to organizations that need to detect and prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in mission critical systems. Third Brigade Deep Security allows businesses to apply comprehensive security profiles to hosts that protect against known and zero-day attacks using deep packet inspection. It helps ensure compliance and the 24-7 availability of critical systems, provides a virtual patch for software vulnerabilities, and allows organizations to deliver Internet-based services with greater security and confidence. Unlike other host intrusion detection and prevention systems, Third Brigade Deep Security provides broader, faster and simpler protection. Third Brigade. That’s control.

Note: “Third Brigade”, “Deep Security Solutions”, and the Third Brigade logo are trademarks of Third Brigade, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For media and analyst inquiries only, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(T) 613-599-4505 x2238

(M) 613-858-4407

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Workforce Scheduling Improves Patient Care in Latest Axsium Whitepaper

Workforce Scheduling Improves Patient Care in Latest Axsium Whitepaper











Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 22, 2011

Axsium Group today announced the release of the Healthcare Productivity Balancing Act, a whitepaper helping healthcare organizations balance patient care and quality, while controlling costs, using proactive workforce scheduling. The whitepaper will be available at the annual HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida, at Axsium’s booth #3582 or available for immediate download.

Patient care and quality of service are two key differentiators in healthcare. Every organization strives to achieve the highest quality ratings in the industry while providing superior care to patients, all while working hard to control costs. It’s a daunting task for any healthcare organization. Axsium’s latest whitepaper outlines the importance of deploying a comprehensive workforce scheduling system as a mechanism to overcome the difficulty of balancing these differentiators with the organizational need to control costs.

“Properly managing labor productivity is a central pillar for healthcare providers trying to balance the need to provide superior patient care, industry recognized quality and keep costs in line,” said Chris Flanders, healthcare practice lead, Axsium Group. “By standardizing critical staffing and workforce business processes, healthcare organizations will be better poised to manage and control labor costs, improve productivity throughout the delivery system and ultimately provide better patient care.”

Axsium’s healthcare team will be available all week at HIMSS, in booth #3582, to provide copies of this latest research and discuss how your organization might benefit from a scheduling system.

For regular updates about Axsium’s healthcare practice, visit our blog. It provides an interactive online community that serves as both a resource for information, and a meeting place for all WFM users and experts to discover and share ideas about best practices for healthcare. For more information or to sign up to receive RSS feeds, log on to http://www.axsiumgroup.com .

About Axsium Group

Axsium Group, a division of Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, is the leading workforce management consultancy. With a singular focus on workforce management, our clients gain access to trusted business advisors, industrial engineers, and technology experts with unmatched experience. Axsium Group has delivered world-class workforce management solutions for clients such as Revera, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Kindred Healthcare, and St. Joseph Health System.

About Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

Knightsbridge helps organizations strengthen the capability of their people to deliver results. Our seamlessly integrated teams of experienced specialists in Organizational Capability, Talent Search & Selection, Organizational Productivity and Career Transition provide customized solutions to deliver on your human capital needs. Knightsbridge has the people and services you need when you need stronger people.

Knightsbridge is Canada’s fastest growing human capital company, with 26 offices and 240 employees across Canada the U.S and the U.K. including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, as well as Halifax, Moncton, and St. John’s through our strategic alliance with Robertson Surrette. We serve our clients globally through strategic alliances with Lee Hecht Harrison for career management services and Amrop for global executive search. For more information, visit http://www.knightsbridge.ca.

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Doctors Now Keep Ipads in Their Lab Coat Pockets

Doctors Now Keep Ipads in Their Lab Coat Pockets










Newington, CT (PRWEB) June 27, 2011

With the rise in popularity of Ipads and other tablet computers, doctors and hospital staff are finding new uses for these pocket devices. Patient records, drug information, images, and more are stored on the Ipads and other tablets they carry. And they’re carrying them in the pockets of the Ipad pocket lab coats available from labwear.com. One of the most recent facilities to embrace Ipads and Ipad pocket lab coats is Canada’s Ottawa Hospital.

Lab coats have always helped medical pros hold information. Now instead of pens and paper, labwear.com’s lab coats are holding those tablet computers that we’re all using. The Ipad and similar tablets are being used by doctors to show graphics and video to teach patients about ailments, treatments and lifestyle changes. The Ipad helps office staff and physicians keep notes and files organized, and can maintain electronic health records. Specialists can communicate with each other about patient conditions immediately and effectively just by pulling a computer out of their lab coat pockets.

The Ipad pocket lab coat is a lab coat that has two oversize pockets that easily hold Ipads or other tablets, so information is literally at your medical provider’s fingertips. Labwear’s Ipad pocket coat has been widely accepted by the medical community, and there’s no wonder why, with more medical professionals using tablet computers every day and new applications to improve health care and record keeping constantly being developed.

Tablet computers will help provide better medical care. Labwear.com is happy to be able to help in a small way, with the Ipad pocket lab coat. Future visits to the physician are almost sure to include seeing a computer being pulled out of the pocket of one of these Ipad pocket lab coats. Those interested in more information about the Ipad pocket lab coat can visit http://www.labwear.com or call 1-800-LABWEAR.

About labwear.com: For over thirty years, the owners and employees of labwear have supplied America’s (and the world’s) finest medical professionals with lab coats by focusing on great customer service. Ipad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

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Media Advisory ? Third Brigade to Demonstrate its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) at Infosecurity New York

Media Advisory – Third Brigade to Demonstrate its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) at Infosecurity New York










Ottawa, ON and Reston, VA (PRWEB) November 22, 2005 –-

Third Brigade, Inc. (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) today announced its participation at Infosecurity New York. Third Brigade will present its advanced intrusion prevention system (IPS), which protects financial services, health care, government, telecommunications and other organizations, and demonstrate how to:


stop Internet attacks before they reach hosts, particularly mission-critical servers, and maintain control over IT assets that are threatened by growing security risks;

implement security best practices to protect sensitive information and comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA and FISMA, and other corporate policies;

reduce IT costs while balancing the demands for – protect or enhance revenue, brand equity or customer service.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, Dec 7 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday, Dec 8 – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:     

Booth #242, Infosecurity New York, Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY    

About Third Brigade:

Third Brigade provides host-based intrusion prevention systems to financial services, government, health care, telecommunications and other organizations that need to implement security best practices as part of a defense-in-depth strategy. Our Deep Security solutions give you greater control of your business. They stop network attacks before they impact hosts and web applications, help ensure compliance with regulations and policies, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike others, Third Brigade provides an innovative hybrid approach, a positive security model, proactive defense, and a powerful administrative platform.

For further information or to arrange a briefing, please contact:

Kathryn Schwab,

Media and Analyst Relations

+1-613-599-4505 x 3001 or +1-613-858-4407

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Third Brigade Announces Its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Now Supports Sun Solaris

Third Brigade Announces Its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Now Supports Sun Solaris










Ottawa, ON and Reston, VA (PRWEB) November 29, 2005

Third Brigade, Inc. (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) today announced that its intrusion prevention system supports the Solaris ™ 8, Solaris ™ 9 and the Solaris™ 10 Operating Systems (OS). Third Brigade Deep Security 3, which began shipping in July, allows Sun Microsystems’ customers in government, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, higher education and other sectors to maintain control over IT assets that are threatened by growing security risks. Intrusion prevention provides a last line of defense against a broad range of network attacks, helps ensure compliance with SOX, HIPAA, FISMA, CISP and other regulations, and maintain business continuity.

“Targeted attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in both custom-built and COTS applications are becoming more prevalent, sophisticated and difficult to defend against,” said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade. “We are excited to provide the Solaris community with an advanced, proactive, host-based intrusion prevention system that allows enterprises to maintain control of their systems,” he added.

Third Brigade Deep Security (http://www.thirdbrigade.com/products/index.html) comprises two main components: Deep Security Manager and Deep Security Agent. The Manager is a role-based, central management platform that allows administrators to create and enforce security policies across Solaris, Linux, Windows, and other types of hosts in large IT environments, with little management overhead. The Agent, which now runs on the Solaris 8, Solaris 9 and the Solaris 10 OS, is a small-footprint software component that combines a high-performance stateful firewall, and deep packet inspection. The stateful firewall reduces the attack surface of hosts by controlling network access to intended services. Deep packet inspection shields vulnerabilities from being exploited by filtering out known and unknown attacks and protocol anomalies.

“With Solaris 10 we’ve added advanced security features such as process rights management previously found only in our military grade trusted Solaris product and new features such as Secure Execution and Solaris Containers,” said Tom Goguen, VP Software Product Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc. “We welcome support for Third Brigade’s intrusion prevention system on the most secure operating system we’ve ever released.”

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade provides host-based intrusion prevention systems to financial services, government, health care, telecommunications and other organizations that need to implement security best practices as part of a defense-in-depth strategy. Our Deep Security solutions give you greater control of your business. They stop network attacks before they impact hosts and web applications, help ensure compliance with regulations and policies, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike others, Third Brigade provides an innovative hybrid approach, a positive security model, proactive defense, and a powerful administrative platform.

Third Brigade is part of the Sun(SM) Partner Advantage Program. Its corporate headquarters is in Ottawa, Canada, and its US headquarters is in Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.thirdbrigade.com.

Sun, Sun Microsystems the Sun logo, Solaris, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

For more information, or to arrange a product demonstration, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(T) 613-599-4505 x3001

(M) 613-858-4407

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Third Brigade?s Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System Deployed in Industry Canada Security Studies

Third Brigade’s Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System Deployed in Industry Canada Security Studies










Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) October 11, 2006 -–

Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com), a security software company that specializes in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced Industry Canada is using its host-based intrusion prevention system in its Protocol Analysis Lab (PAL).

Based in Ottawa, one area of interest of the PAL is the protection of traditional telecommunications as well as Next Generation Networks (NGN). Among its responsibilities is to provide analysis of existing and emerging security threats to these networks, and to be a conduit of collaborative initiatives between government, academia and the telecommunications industry in order to quantify and help resolve these threats.

Third Brigade’s host-based intrusion prevention system is one of the technologies being used by PAL, in its on-going engineering studies into VoIP and NGN security vulnerabilities. Third Brigade’s deep packet inspection engine inspects inbound and outbound traffic streams for malicious code and protocol anomalies that match defined rules.

“Canada is a leader and innovator in telecommunications and security technologies,” said Michael Binder, Assistant Deputy Minister of Industry Canada. “As VoIP is rapidly being adopted by a wide range of users – from government to small business to the home consumer – it is increasingly important that we work to ensure the stability of these networks. Our collaboration with Third Brigade is an excellent example of how federal government labs are working with Canadian technology firms to promote the safe and secure use of new technologies.”

Because VoIP offers a broad range of compelling benefits – including simplified infrastructure, increased scalability, reduced operating costs, improved productivity, and flexibility – it is becoming a strategic focus for governments and businesses alike.

However, like all IP-based applications, it is vulnerable to attacks that can result in service disruptions and theft. By architecting advanced, host-based intrusion prevention technology into their systems, VoIP providers are addressing a key customer concern, and will help ensure the rapid adoption of their products and services.

“Industry Canada is involved in stimulating the study of VoIP security between Government, industry and academia partners ,” said Brian O’Higgins, CTO of Third Brigade. “Third Brigade is on the leading edge of protecting hosts from new and emerging threats. The valuable insights we’re gaining from their studies will help further ensure we’re able to provide the most advanced, practical security solutions for today’s telecommunications systems, and tomorrows.”

About Industry Canada

Industry Canada is committed to fostering a growing competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. The department works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada’s innovation performance, increase Canada’s share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data, and hosts, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade’s is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground-up for intrusion prevention, and is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That’s control.

For media and analyst inquiries only, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(M) 613-858-4407

(T) 613-599-4505 x2238

kathryn.schwab @ thirdbrigade.com

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